The recent reports suggesting that the Bronx Bombersáwere interested in at least exploring a trade with the Cubs for Big Z has left meáwondering, once again, just what the hell Jim Hendry is thinking. True, Zambrano has a full no-trade clause and hasn't expressed any willingness to relinquish it, but for Hendry to not even entertain the idea, if true, is stupid. Look, here's the situation: The Cubs' new ownersáare heavy in debt and more interested in exploring ways toáimprove their cash cow, Wrigley Field, and generating revenue streams than putting more money into payroll at this point. Recognizing this, the only way that Hendry can improve the team is to move salary. He got some minor relief with the Bradley deal, but for the Cubs to make the kind of major fixes this team needs requi ...
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